Friday, Eric and I celebrated our 5 year wedding anniversary. We ordered a small cake from the company who made our wedding cake, which has now opened a shop that sells coffee and cupcakes in the Cincinnati bridal district. We may have to start making that a regular stop!
Matthew spent the day romping with his Aunt’s dogs, feeding the turtles at his Grandma’s house, and otherwise enjoying Grandma and Aunt Amy time.
Then we finished the night by helping some friends (best man in our wedding) finish up some details for their upcoming wedding. They have a guest list of over 400, so they needed a bit of help with their invitations!
Of course, we took a stroll down memory lane with some pictures…
And did some reflection. We’re currently working on an art project for the house using old memorabilia, and we came across a crumpled piece of paper in the bottom of a tote.
Back in 2005, Eric and I went to Daytona after Finals Week (we barely knew each other, but that’s another story!), and before we left to come home, we made a list of all the things we hoped to do together (as friends, of course!). Obviously, a few months later we started dating, and three years later we got married. We never really thought about that list until we found it this weekend. Ironically, we’ve managed to do a lot of things on the list that we wanted to do together:
#2. New York
#7. Gatlinburg (almost 7 months pregnant, no biggie!)
10. Take a Cruise (We’ve been on 3!)
2012 (Matty’s 1st Vacation!)
#25. Columbus Blue Jackets Game
#26. Red’s Game (Lots of ’em, but our favorite was one lasting 17 innings!)
#36. Indy 500
And unfortunately, we will not be able to do #21. Go To the Republic National Convention 2008. Ha!
It was really fun to look back over the past 8 years and realize that the things that we wanted to do together then, are still the things we want to do together now. And heck, after 5 years of marriage and 2 years of parenthood, we’re just happy we still want to do anything together. 🙂
This was in Eric’s box of mementos, and he get’s major points for holding on to this for 8 years! And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why I married him.